VIEW CLOSING LETTER

Monday the 22nd, August 2011

Nearly seven years have passed and much has changed since the inception of Cypher13.

Now we are two, Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr. Together, we have grown considerably - in principle, in thought, and in capacity - but not in number.

We have grown in practice.

We have chosen to pursue quality in all things - over quantity. This has come to define our craft and those with whom we wish to partner and to serve. We have chosen objectivity over subjectivity, accountability over bureaucracy, and personal responsibility over ambiguity.

And so, we have decided to close Cypher13 and to open a new design studio. We will usher in a new era of socially significant, lasting, far-reaching work.

We will strive to do better.

Goodbye Cypher13.

Welcome Berger & Föhr.

Sincerely,
Todd Berger
Lucian Föhr

  • Soft & Furry™



    Softy & Furry™ MegaFurries

    Looft, Doo, and Groond, the Sof & Furry™, were once large and furry creatures that lived in the wood. As MegaFurries they were brought to life by artist, Josh Holland working in close collaboration with cypher13. We recently visited them in their natural setting and produced a series of photos.

    If you've forgotten or are not familiar with the lore of the Soft & Furry™, please refresh yourself...

    The soft and furry are very, very old.
    They have been since here was here.
    When here was new there were three.
    LOOFT helped all to breath.
    DOO helped all to drink.
    And GROOND made all things grow.  
    The three were one.

    Many creatures, large and small, of water, of air, and of land arose.  
    They breathed the air.
    They drank the water.
    And they fed on all that grew.
    They took only what they needed.  

    One very special creature took way too much.  
    This creature misunderstood the natural code.
    Green things soon grayed.
    Blue things soon blackened.
    And clear things began to cloud.  

    Those who were soft and furry hardened with gloom.
    They may one day be soft and furry again.
    But for now their hardness has saved them.

    LOOFT still helps all to breath.
    DOO still helps all to drink.
    And GROOND still makes all things grow.  

    The three are one.
    And none can live without them.

    May 29, 2010

    Art, Soft & Furry™